Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Corky the Brewmaster??

How can I make wine?

I've looked it up on many sites but they're all telling me how to make 5 gallons at a time. I can get my hands on a lot of berries, but not that many berries. lol. SO basically, what I'm asking is, can anyone give me some steps on how to make 1 or 2 gallons at a time? (I grow my own berries, but I can also go out and buy them if I need to.)

Corky's useful (No really) reply:

Scale down all the ingredients except the yeast. Just follow the directions you already have with the reduced quantity of grape juice. Try making a gallon to start. Using more yeast at the start will just make the fermentation process a little faster.

Talk to folks at your local brewing supply store. They might have some tips on "Small batch" brewing or information on sources of cheap grape juice.

Try doing a gallon. Get a one gallon glass container. You also need an airtight plug that's been fitted with an appropriate air lock, so air can escape without wild yeasts or bacteria getting in.

Be sure to reduce the sulfides appropriately or the Yeast will be killed off as well as any "Bad" bacteria.

Of course, if the poster didn't already know most of this, it just means his research consisted of about five minutes on Google. A half hour of research should be enough to at least find a few good books to check out of the library. I deliberately left out a few terms just because I was cheesed off by his lack of basic research.

1 comment:

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